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Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
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Eldabach Tops Day 1 of Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha; Jouhkimainen Among the Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dorel Eldabach
Dorel Eldabach

The third Pot-Limit Omaha tournament of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe obliterated the €150,000 guarantee in the biggest poker arena in Europe at the King's Resort in Rozvadov. With a four-figure price tag, Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha drew a large field of 184 entries and that created a prize pool worth €830,300.

After an adjusted Day 1 schedule with just 11 levels of 40 minutes each, the late registration closed after the final hands of the night concluded. Only two players claimed seven-figure stacks to their names as Dorel Eldabach (1,572,000) and Didier Rabl (1,253,000) topped the leaderboard by a significant margin. Third in chips is Maximilian Klostermeier with 865,000 while further notables in the overnight top ten include Tomasz Gluszko, Veselin Karakitukov, and Joni Jouhkimainen.

Top 10 Chip Counts Day 1 in Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Dorel EldabachIsrael1,572,000197
2Didier RablSwitzerland1,253,000157
3Maximilian KlostermeierGermany865,000108
4Nikola MinkovBulgaria701,00088
5Manuel StojanovicAustria631,00079
6Tomasz GluszkoPoland617,00077
7Roee ShalomIsrael609,00076
8Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria601,00075
9Joni JouhkimainenFinland577,00072
10Omar EljachSweden477,00060

Eldabach was one of many hopefuls who took advantage of the re-entry option and stormed to the top of the leaderboard on his second attempt. He will aim to earn his first gold bracelet and join the likes of Dario Alioto, Tomas Ribeiro, Bjorn Verbakel, and Stoyan Madanzhiev in the winner's circle, as they all bagged up more chips than they started with. Fellow WSOP bracelet Eelis Pärssinen and Jack Sinclair were among the last minute entries while Julien Martini and Armando D'Avanzo will also return.

Many other four-card aficionados were not as fortunate: Abdelhakim Zoufri, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Samuel Albeck, Benedikt Eberle, and Tom-Aksel Bedell were among the dozens of casualties. Vehbi Davul was directly involved in three double eliminations, first on the receiving end and then sent Jules Ayoub and Ian Bradley to the rail. However, he then lost his big stack to eventual chip leader Eldabach.

Multi-way all-in showdowns were no rare sight during the frantic late stages as the "double seat open" announcements by the dealers could be heard several times. Once the bagging got underway, several late entrants arrived to retain their chances at the potential six-figure payday.

All 62 survivors will return to the poker arena at the King's Resort at 10 a.m. local time on Sunday, November 28, and the tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner. The blinds in level 12 will recommence at 4,000/8,000 with a big blind ante of 8,000. Whether or not a winner will be crowned in the allocated time remains to be seen.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back then to provide updates from the latest Pot-Limit Omaha contest of the 2021 WSOPE.

Tags: Abdelhakim ZoufriBjorn VerbakelDario AliotoDidier RablDorel EldabachEelis PärssinenJan-Peter JachtmannJoni JouhkimainenJules AyoubJulien MartiniOmar EljachSamuel AlbeckStoyan MadanzhievTom-Aksel BedellTomas RibeiroTomasz GluszkoVeselin Karakitukov

Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
801Omar EljachSweden477,00060
802Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic245,00031
803Nikola MinkovBulgaria701,00088
804Stefano PuccilliItaly289,00036
805Jonas KronwitterGermany190,00024
806Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom100,00013
808[Removed:308]Germany100,00013
      
811Krzysztof MagottPoland222,00028
812Armando D'AvanzoItaly61,0008
813Juergen PollackGermany178,00022
814Apostolos ChatzopoulosGreece375,00047
815Stoyan MadanzhievBulgaria126,00016
816Olli IkonenFinland265,00033
817Eelis PärssinenFinland100,00013
818Roee ShalomIsrael609,00076
      
821Julien SitbonFrance267,00033
822Martin SchamaunSwitzerland165,00021
823Manuel StojanovicAustria631,00079
824Fahredin MustafovBulgaria100,00013
825Laszlo BujtasHungary220,00028
826Shawn StrokeUnited States120,00015
827Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom73,0009
828Samer KourkisGermany428,00054
      
831Joni JouhkimainenFinland577,00072
832Omid Kamali NovinGermany150,00019
833Didier RablSwitzerland1,253,000157
834Pavel BinarCzech Republic198,00025
835Sirzat HissouGermany82,00010
836Patrik JarosCzech Republic318,00040
837Fabian Riebau-SchmithalsGermany197,00025
838Yannick JobinSwitzerland100,00013
      
941Stefan AertsBelgium100,00013
942Maximilian KlostermeierGermany865,000108
943Ahmad AchegseiGermany230,00029
944Anton MorgensternGermany370,00046
945Dario AliotoItaly389,00049
946Julien MartiniFrance68,0009
947Tom VogelsangNetherlands153,00019
948Bjorn VerbakelNetherlands148,00019
      
951Gergo NagyHungary247,00031
953Tomas RibeiroPortugal342,00043
954Ian BradleyUnited Kingdom100,00013
955Denys FedorenkoUkraine399,00050
956Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria601,00075
957Mirnes VejzovicBosnia and Herzegovina198,00025
958Fredrik AnderssonSweden100,00013
      
961Per SalomonssonSweden100,00013
962Vasil MedarovBulgaria402,00050
963Shlomo AngelIsrael48,0006
964Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine145,00018
965Tomasz GluszkoPoland617,00077
966Matthias WieserGermany220,00028
967Leonid YanovskiIsrael163,00020
968Christian StratmeyerGermany341,00043
      
971Leszek BadurowiczPoland177,00022
972Ermanno Di NicolaItaly248,00031
973Pablo TheobaldGermany322,00040
974Dorel EldabachIsrael1,572,000197
975Antonius KrijnNetherlands475,00059
976Quirin ZechGermany93,00012
977Szymon WysockiPoland100,00013
978Krasimir YankovBulgaria100,00013

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dorel Eldabach il
Dorel Eldabach
il 1,572,000 222,000
Didier Rabl ch
Didier Rabl
ch 1,253,000
Maximilian Klostermeier dk
Maximilian Klostermeier
dk 865,000 45,000
Nikola Minkov bg
Nikola Minkov
bg 701,000 701,000
Manuel Stojanovic at
Manuel Stojanovic
at 631,000 631,000
Tomasz Gluszko pl
Tomasz Gluszko
pl 617,000 187,000
Roee Shalom il
Roee Shalom
il 609,000 609,000
Veselin Karakitukov bg
Veselin Karakitukov
bg 601,000 181,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi 577,000 67,000
Omar Eljach se
Omar Eljach
se 477,000 -203,000
Tonny Krijn nl
Tonny Krijn
nl 475,000 55,000
Samer Kourkis DE
Samer Kourkis
DE 428,000 -122,000
Vasil Medarov bg
Vasil Medarov
bg 402,000 302,000
Denys Fedorenko ua
Denys Fedorenko
ua 399,000 219,000
Dario Alioto it
Dario Alioto
it 389,000 -141,000
Apostolos Chatzopoulos gr
Apostolos Chatzopoulos
gr 375,000 -15,000
Anton Morgenstern de
Anton Morgenstern
de 370,000 -40,000
Tomas Ribeiro pt
Tomas Ribeiro
pt 342,000 -258,000
Christian Stratmeyer de
Christian Stratmeyer
de 341,000 -59,000
Pablo Theobald de
Pablo Theobald
de 322,000 322,000
Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 318,000 -72,000
Stefano Puccilli it
Stefano Puccilli
it 289,000 214,000
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
fr 267,000 -213,000
Olli Ikonen fi
Olli Ikonen
fi 265,000 145,000
Ermanno Di Nicola it
Ermanno Di Nicola
it 248,000 158,000

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Day 1 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The madness has eventually subsided as several players registered at the very last minute while others busted. Assorted counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Pärssinen Busts At the End; Re-Enters

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

"I pay you thirty if you call," Eelis Pärssinen joked as he repotted in the small blind. Christian Stratmeyer indeed got it in from the big blind and Shawn Stroke was at risk for 38,000 on the button.

Shawn Stroke: {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Eelis Pärssinen: {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Christian Stratmeyer: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Stroke tripled up while Pärssinen busted and sprinted to the cashier in order to re-enter at the last possible moment.

It also appears that Jan-Peter Jachtmann was eliminated in the final hand. According to the German, his flopped nut straight was cracked by Didier Rabl, who rivered a full house after having flopped two pair.

Didier Rabl ch
Didier Rabl
ch 1,253,000 53,000
Christian Stratmeyer de
Christian Stratmeyer
de 400,000 370,000
Shawn Stroke us
Shawn Stroke
us 130,000 130,000
Eelis Pärssinen FI
Eelis Pärssinen
FI 100,000 100,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de Busted

Tags: Christian StratmeyerEelis PärssinenShawn Stroke

The Final Three Hands on Day 1

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Only three more hands will be played and that's also the last chance for players to get their chips in, as the late registration closes when the last hand is completed.

Klostermeier Busts Bradley and Hissou

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Ian Bradley
Ian Bradley

The late night carnage at the end of the late registration period continues and a three-way all-in showdown emerged with Ian Bradley and Sirzat Hissou at risk with the latter piling in his stack of around 260,000. Both were covered by Maximilian Klostermeier.

Ian Bradley: {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Sirzat Hissou: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Maximilian Klostermeier: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}

On a board of {j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, Klostermeier rivered kings full for good measure to knock out two opponents.

Maximilian Klostermeier dk
Maximilian Klostermeier
dk 820,000 420,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 525,000 235,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi 510,000 -95,000
Quirin Zech de
Quirin Zech
de 95,000 -125,000
Ian Bradley gb
Ian Bradley
gb Busted
Sirzat Hissou de
Sirzat Hissou
de Busted

Tags: Ian BradleyMaximilian KlostermeierSirzat Hissou

Late Double for Fedorenko

zedmaster84 • Level 11: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

With some 51,000 in the middle and the turn showing {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, Denys Fedorenko was all-in for the last 66,000 and Ahmad Achegsei looked him up.

Denys Fedorenko: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Ahmad Achegsei: {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}

The {9-Diamonds} river improved Fedorenko to a flush and he doubled.

Denys Fedorenko ua
Denys Fedorenko
ua 180,000 180,000
Ahmad Achegsei de
Ahmad Achegsei
de 160,000 -35,000
Krasimir Yankov bg
Krasimir Yankov
bg Busted
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr Busted
Pierre Christensen dk
Pierre Christensen
dk Busted
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg Busted

Tags: Ahmad AchegseiDenys Fedorenko